The secret no one tells you is that Cape Town is actually a brilliant place to be in winter. Less crowded, the weather’s still pretty good half of the time and bonus- local restaurants offer great deals for June and July! Travelstart brings you the best winter restaurant specials for under R99.
Though care has been taken to ensure each special is recorded correctly it is essential to phone the restaurant before to confirm their special is still running.
Royale Eatery, Long Street
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The deal: The Twilight Zone: from 3pm to 5pm from Monday to Thursday Royale Eatery is offering a choice of 4 tasty burgers (with a choice of sides) for only R45. Three of the burger choices are also offered in vegetarian or chicken.
The damage: R45
273 Long St, Cape Town
021 422 4536
What goes best with amazingly cheap restaurant deals? Cheap flights to the Mother City.
Rick’s Cafe, City Bowl
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The deal: weekday lunch specials available for just R69 from 12pm to 3pm. Monday is Cape Malay Curry with homemade chutney and basmati rice, Tuesday is fried hake in beer batter with a salad – there are many more delicious options from which to choose with banting options also available each day.
The damage: R69
2 Park Rd, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001
021 424 1100
Beerhouse, Long Street
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The deal: Local favourite Beerhouse on Long has daily lunch specials (such the pie and salad combo pictured above) which include a free beer, all for R50.
The damage: R50
223 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
021 424 3370
Orinoco, Bree Street
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The deal: For incredibly tasty latin american cuisine head to Orinoco on Wednesday for their lunchtime special of burritos and quesadillas with any choice of filling for R45. Their Winter lunch special features two-courses for R98.
The damage: R98
17 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
021 418 4544
Giulio’s, Loop Street
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The deal: For some freshly-prepared, delicious healthy food visit Giulio’s Cafe on Loop for their lunch special and choose between any three salads for R50 or five salads for R65.
The damage: R50 – R65
16 Loop St, Cape Town City Centre
021 418 6304
Balducci’s, V & A Waterfront
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The deal: From Monday to Sunday from 12pm until 6pm get a pizza or pasta for R65 or enjoy their 250g sirloin steak for R95.
The damage: R65-R95
Shop 6162, V&A Waterfront, Breakwater Blvd, Cape Town
021 421 6002
Den Anker, V & A Waterfront
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The deal: Popular for their Belgium beers with a view of the harbour, visit Den Anker from 12pm to 4pm from Monday to Sunday for a hearty meal- the special for June is pork belly, spinach puree mash, caramelised apple and jus with an Anker Brew for R90.
The damage: R90
Pierhead, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
021 419 0249
Ferryman’s Tavern, V & A Waterfront
The deal: This atmospheric tavern near the big wheel at the V & A is great for a R49 breakfast. Their dinner and lunchtime specials include their Surf and Turf for R98 and bangers and mash for R95.
The damage: R49-R98
Valid until the end of August.
Locomotive Shed, Dock Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
021 419 7748
Mitchell’s Ale House, V & A Waterfront
The deal: Heat things up with Mitchell’s Chilli Con Carne Pizza for R85, their Taco Salad for R75 and Fire Started Burger for R75 among others.
The damage: R75-R85
E Pier Rd & Dock Rd, Waterfront, Cape Town
021 419 5074
Moyo, Kirstenbosch, Newlands
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The deal: During the week from from Monday to Friday 12pm to 4pm take the family on a fun afternoon out to Kirstenbosch and enjoy Fish Hoek fish and chips or the Moyo burger and chips for R75.
The damage: R75
Valid until the end of August.
Kirstenbosch Gardens, Rhodes Drive, Newlands
Toad & Josephine, Newlands
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The deal: this charming pub/restaurant on the river by the Newlands Stadium has a brilliant deal on Sundays where you can get two pizzas or two burgers for R95.
The damage: R95
Old Josephine Mill opposite SAB near Newlands Rugby stadium, Boundary Road, Newlands
021 686 1437
Seafood Lapa, Melkbostrand
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The deal: Between 8pm and 11pm everyday you can get a beef burger for R45.
The damage: R45
No takeaways. Winter special.
Corner of 6th Avenue and Beach Road, Melkbosstrand
021 553 2400
Quaglino’s, Mouille Point
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The deal: Classy Quaglino’s in Mouille Point offers two mains for the price of one every Monday from 7pm and a cool CraftCombo Special with Jack Black Beer and a cheese burger for R85 weekdays between 12pm and 5pm.
The damage: R85
Beach Rd & Rothesay Pl, Mouille Point, Cape Town
021 202 2720
Sotano, Mouille Point
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The deal: Their famous two-for-one lamb burger special is on every Wednesday from 5pm.
The damage: R90
121 Beach Rd, Mouille Point, Cape Town
021 433 1757
Doodles, Table View
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The deal: From 12pm to 11pm Doodles’ Monday Madness special includes a range of delicious options (with sides) such as calamari or chicken schnitzel or a beef burger for R59. They also have a R69 grilled line fish or pork ribs Monday Madness special.
On Sundays enjoy a half-price large pizza from 6pm.
The damage: from R59
These specials are available until the end of September.
110 Beach Blvd, Tableview
021 554 1080
Bamboo Garden Restaurant, Joostenbergvlakte
The deal: Get a delicious baked dessert for free when you order any meal worth R80 or more at lunch.
The damage: R80
56 Tarentaal Rd, Joostenberg Vlakte, Cape Town
021 987 7455
CinCin, Century City
The deal: what’s better in winter than a proper potjiekos. This winter every Friday and Saturday evening CinCin is offering their potjiekos special including a complimentary glass of wine for R85.
Remember to make a reservation to secure your spot.
Century Blvd & Century Way, Century City, Cape Town
021 526 4000
Willows Caffe, Tygervalley
The deal: Cheer up a winter’s day with a flaky chicken pot pie from Willows Caffe in Tygervalley.
The damage: R54
Available every day.
Shop G2, Willowbridge Centre, Carl Cronje Drive, TygerValley
021 914 2557
Seaforth Restaurant, Simon’s Town
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The deal: Enjoy delicious seafood by the sea at Seaforth Restaurant, their winter specials include seafood polatter for R95 every Friday from 6pm, and all you can eat calamari for R60 every Thursday from 6pm. Not a fan of oceanic delights? They also offer a Southern Fried Chicken special every Wednesday from 6pm.
The damage: R60-R95
Seaforth Beach, Seaforth Road, Simon’s Town
021 786 4810
I couldn’t leave out HQ’s famous year-round Monday special where you get a perfectly seared steak, salad and chips for R99. Also Clarke’s Diner has a brilliant Tuesday 2-for-1 burger special all year round. Not to mention the great Labia Cinema movie and dinner deals available on certain days all year round with Societi Bistro– on Mondays and Tuesdays get two basic pastas and two movie tickets for R90!
Year-round favourite budget breakfast:
Arnold’s, Kloof Street
The deal: The perfect place to end an all-nighter is at Arnold’s on Kloof. Their ever popular “Early bird breakfast special” is available if you order before 7am from Monday to Friday for R20.
The damage: R20
60 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town
021 424 4344